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Term: Family Receiving Provincial Income Assistance (IA)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2010-08-10


All children living within a family unit that was receiving income assistance (IA) were identified. Once children turn 18 years of age they are no longer considered dependents and may thereafter apply for their own income assistance. The crude and adjusted percentage of children aged 0-17 in families who were receiving IA was measured in three fiscal years. A family was considered to be receiving IA if they received assistance for two or more consecutive months within the three year period. Data is from the Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Program - (SAMIN). This does not include receipt of IA from federal programs, such as for First Nations families living on reserve. The denominator includes all Manitoba children aged 0-17. This will include the rare event of children who are 17 and under who live on their own (independent minors), but most of those are living in families.

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